‘It isn’t in my blood’

“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in.Sometimes I feel like giving upBut I just can’t.It isn’t in my blood.” Shawn Mendes “Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing.I’m

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Birth Trauma and Suicide

It’s hard to talk about birth trauma, but even harder to talk about suicide. Yet I know from the women that contact me and my own experience that dealing day

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Breastfeeding – My Lifeline

I could barely hold the funnel to my breast. My hands, swollen and numb grasped as hard as they could, my body, weak, hardly had the strength I needed. I

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The many Faces of Birth

Birth has many faces and no one situation prevails, it is as individual to each woman, baby and family as a fingerprint. Often things such a ‘risk’, ‘normal’ and ‘natural’

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Continuity of Carer matters

There has been a lot of talk recently about continuity of carer in maternity services and the difference it can make it women, babies and families. The National Maternity Review

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Happy Birthday Little One

All around are bright coloured balloons, the cake waiting for candles to be lit and wishes to be made. Gifts wrapped in shiny paper call out to be opened. Deep

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Your sadness matters.

When it comes to the birth of a baby sadness isn’t an emotion that we usually think of. Joy, happiness and excitement instead come to mind, with glowing parents holding

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My healing homebirth

This is Louise’s story of her healing third birth at home. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as

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Preventing Birth Trauma-How?

Supporting families after a difficult and traumatic birth of course is so important but we need to address how we can prevent trauma from a difficult birth in the first

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The birth of my beautiful Cait

This is the story of Ruth and Cait. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as everyone will be

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